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Old 06-14-2014, 02:56 PM   #51
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Pretty sure it is coming in from the top of the slide when the water blows in under the cover.
We have been putting the slide in when we leave for the day and when it rains, so far there has been no more leaking with that change.

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Old 06-14-2014, 03:08 PM   #52
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Well, sounds like that narrows it down. Even though I never had that problem, you can see what I had done in the previous posts with the eternabond and sealer. If that in fact is where it's coming in, my concern now would be, just how much water got into that wall. Will it delamintate in the future. Very important to document with FR at this point, as if you run into mold or delam problems, you want records to back you for sure. That could end up being a whole slide side wall replacement.
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:14 PM   #53
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What is the best way to document this type of thing? I am not happy at all with the dealer I purchased from so I would prefer to document directly to FR or if needed, find a dealer that can handle it.
I put a video and pictures on here for BCLEMENS so hopefully that helps too.

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Hopefully Brian can chime in on the proper protocol for that one. Since you're already up north, and not satisfied with your dealer, it might be best to have the guys at the service center in Elkhart work with you. It's right across the road from the Forester / Sunseeker plant. When we had ours up there, I coordinated everything with April Conner first (574 206-7603 aconner@forestriverinc.com, then once there it was Dan Evans (574) 206-7605 devans@forestriverinc.com and Rick Black (574) 206-7602 rblack@forestriverinc.com. Dan was head over the operation, Rick was over the shop. I'm not sure if all of these people are in the same positions or are still there at this time, but they took care of us fine in early 2013. Maybe Brian (bclemens) can verify if these people are still good contacts. Of course, it'll be monday before you can reach anybody.
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:30 PM   #55
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The Indiana facility is a little over 8 hours drive from us. Hopefully something can be done closer

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Possibly. Not sure as we're way down south. I drove 1100+ miles up there. They put us up in a nice hotel and had everything taken care of rather quickly. If you explain your time schedule, this does help. In my case, I work offshore so they knew ahead of time, I had X amount of days and I had to go. I'm not sure, but they might can arrange for someone to come pick the unit up. Not saying the Indiana facility is the absolute best option, but they do this stuff all the time (side wall replacements, roof replacements etc). Pretty fascinating watching entire walls come off. I'd guess, they'd have that wall off and a new one on in a short part of a day, new decals and it'd be out of there relatively quick. I'd want to know and have a huge amount of trust in a dealer service dept to do something like this.
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email last 6 of your VIN and a link to that video to Russ rstull@forestriverinc.com
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:06 AM   #58
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I just sent the email with all of the information you mentioned as well as my contact information. Thank you Mr. Clemens for all of you help!
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:54 PM   #59
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For my topper off the bunk slide today. There was a broken screw holding the one side, so had to drill it out. After cleaning down the seam with half water, half alcohol, I could see several spots where the calulk was either not really there or very thin and cracked. I could see how if the water pooled up it would have no problem finding its way in. I also sealed around all the screws.i got lap sealant from an rv place near us at the recommendation from the guy at the parts department. I'll be sealing the sofa slide also. If the bunk one looked the way it did, I'm sure the sofa one looks the same.
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First sentence must have been auto correct. Should say I got my slide topper off today.
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